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2000 Lexus LS 400

Large luxury car
1997 Lexus LS 400 shown
1997 Lexus LS 400 shown
Crashworthiness
  • Moderate overlap front
    G

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Model year Front overlap Side Roof strength Head restraints & seats Front crash prevention
Small Moderate
2000
G
Crash avoidance rating
1999
G
Crash avoidance rating
1998
G
Crash avoidance rating
1997
G
Crash avoidance rating
1996
G
Crash avoidance rating
1995
G
Crash avoidance rating

Applies to 1995-2000 models

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G
Important: Frontal crash test ratings should be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.

This rating applies to vehicles other than the specific model and body style tested.

The Lexus LS 400 was redesigned for the 1995 model year.

Injury measures

Measures taken from the dummy indicate a low risk of any significant injuries in a crash of this severity. Head acceleration from the B-pillar hit was too low to record.

Restraints and dummy kinematics

Dummy movement was well controlled. After the dummy moved forward into the airbag, the seatback moved forward so that the head restraint hit the dummy's head. During rebound, the dummy's head hit the B-pillar .

Tested vehicle specifications

Tested vehicle 1997 Lexus LS400 4-door
Weight 3,794 lbs.
Side airbags front seat-mounted torso airbags
Wheelbase 112 in.
Length 197 in.
Width 72 in.
Engine 4.0 L V8
EPA ratings 19 mpg city / 25 mpg highway

How this test is conducted

Measures of occcupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID CF96031
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 6
Left (cm) 16
Center (cm) 15
Right (cm) 11
Brake pedal (cm) 9
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 3
Right (cm) 4
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 6
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 5

Driver injury measures

Test ID CF96031
Head
HIC-15 414
Peak gs at hard contact negligible
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.5
Extension bending moment (Nm) 22
Maximum Nij 0.31
Chest maximum compression (mm) 37
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 2.8
Femur force - right (kN) 5.3
Knee displacement - left (mm) 3
Knee displacement - right (mm) 9
Maximum tibia index - left 0.40
Maximum tibia index - right 0.66
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.0
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.9
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 59
Right 64
1
Side airbags: front seat-mounted torso airbags (beginning with 1997 models)
2
Antilock brakes
3
Daytime running lights (beginning with 1999 models)

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